Neil Archer (Film) and Pawas Bisht and Eva Giraud (from MCC) have organised an event on 27th May, which is focused on the connections between media, environmental politics and aesthetics.
MEDIA ENVIRONMENTS, a one-day event taking place at Keele University, will focus on the role of media as a means of addressing contemporary and historical issues of environmentalism and ecology. Drawing on the practices of artists, academics and activists, via panel discussions, workshops and a World Café, the event will focus on the aesthetics and ethics of media representation, with regard to the environment, the sustainability of media and its place within a ‘green economy’, and media’s use as a tool in environmental politics and activism.
We’re also excited that three researchers, Claire Molloy, Anna Feigenbaum & Conohar Scott – whose work engages with these themes in inspiring ways – are coming to discuss their recent projects. (Information about Anna’s work on tear gas – as recently shown at Dismaland – can be found here, and Conohar’s network ecologies project can be found here, and information about Gasland – the hugely influential activist film on fracking that Claire will be discussing – can be found here )
(Above graphic taken from Anna’s RiotID project)
The event is FREE but places are limited, so please book a place here if you’d like to attend:
More detail to come soon on the content of the workshops!